B-School Communications and Development Symposium

March 4 - 6, 2020 | Washington D.C., USA

Affinity Group Meetings

The following Affinity Groups will meet in conjunction with AACSB's 2020 B-School Communications and Development Symposium in Washington D.C., USA.  Please check back for updates.

There is no pre-registration necessary to attend Affinity Group meetings at this event. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Participation is free unless otherwise noted. Affinity Group dinners and special events do require pre-registration and may have associated costs.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Development Professionals Affinity Group Meeting

  1:00pm - 2:30pm: Classroom 360, 3rd Floor

This meeting is an opportunity to discuss challenges, opportunities, and best practices in a small-group setting that will be shared with everyone in attendance and online over our message board. After a brief introduction and explanation of the meeting parameters and rules by the Chair each table will tackle the following topics:

• Raising money for general/discretionary funds with a donor-centric mindset

• Increasing corporate philanthropic support

• Maximizing naming opportunities


Cynthia (CJ) Jackson, Director, Communications and Marketing, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University

Sheri Irwin-Gish, Executive Director, Communications and Marketing, College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Marketing and Communications Council Affinity Group Meeting

  2:30pm - 4:00pm: Classroom 360, 3rd Floor

Join the Marketing and Communications Council Affinity Group for a pre-symposium networking and learning opportunity targeted for administrators responsible for public relations, media, marketing, communications, and allied activities. Further details forthcoming.


Jeff Pilcher, Director, Philanthropic Engagement, Washington State University